Sunday, July 1, 2018

Little Free Library and the Hayward Japanese Garden in Hayward, California!

Me At A Little Free Library in Hayward, California
My husband and I visited Hayward, California this morning. One of our stops was to a Little Free Library, which was made from recycled kitchen cabinets and shingles.

We also visited the Hayward Japanese Garden for the first time ever, which was our main purpose in visiting Hayward. OMG, what an amazing garden to visit. The Hayward Japanese Garden is an oasis in the middle of the city! It's located on roughly 3 acres of land between two creeks on relatively flat terrain. There's a koi pond and several benches and covered areas to sit and commune with nature. A perfect place to meditate or read a book on beautiful days like today as we had temperatures in the mid-70s during the time we visited. 

The Hayward Japanese Garden is open daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Not sure if it is closed for holidays though. Admission and parking for the Hayward Japanese Garden are free.

Paved pathway in the Hayward Japanese Garden

Koi pond at the Hayward Japanese Garden.

Covered seating area over the koi pond.

What a great way to start the second half of 2018!


  1. Another Little Free Library! You look great in your outfit and hat! The Hayward Japanese Garden is beautiful too.

    1. Thank you for the compliment! We had a lovely day enjoying the Japanese garden, the beautiful weather, and visiting a new to me LFL.

  2. Gorgeous photos! And I love that Little Free Library. :)

    1. Thank you on the compliment of my photos! It was a lovely way to spend the day. Happy reading!